Multiculturalism in Latin America: Indigenous Rights, Diversity and Democracy

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During the last 15 years Latin American governments reformed their constitutions to recognize indigenous rights. The contributors to this book argue that these changes pose fundamental challenges to accepted notions of democracy, citizenship, and development in the region. Using case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, and Peru, they analyze the ways in which new legal frameworks have been implemented, appropriated and contested within a wider context of accelerating economic and legal globalization, ...
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Overview

During the last 15 years Latin American governments reformed their constitutions to recognize indigenous rights. The contributors to this book argue that these changes pose fundamental challenges to accepted notions of democracy, citizenship, and development in the region. Using case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, and Peru, they analyze the ways in which new legal frameworks have been implemented, appropriated and contested within a wider context of accelerating economic and legal globalization, highlighting the key implications for social policy, human rights, and social justice.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780333998700
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/21/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Sieder is Lecturer in Politics, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Appendices
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Indigenous Peoples and the State in Latin America: An Ongoing Debate 24
2 Constitutional Reform in the Andes: Redefining Indigenous-State Relations 45
3 Bolivia: From Indian and Campesino Leaders to Councillors and Parliamentary Deputies 74
4 Educational Reform in Guatemala: Lessons from Negotiations between Indigenous Civil Society and the State 103
5 Social Citizenship, Ethnic Minority Demands, Human Rights and Neoliberal Paradoxes: A Case Study in Western Mexico 129
6 Peru: Pluralist Constitution, Monist Judiciary - A Post-Reform Assessment 157
7 Recognising Indigenous Law and the Politics of State Formation in Mesoamerica 184
8 Latin America's Multiculturalism: Economic and Agrarian Dimensions 208
9 Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Participatory Development: The Experience of the World Bank in Latin America 227
10 The Excluded 'Indigenous'? The Implications of Multi-Ethnic Policies for Water Reform in Bolivia 252
Index 277
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